“I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
What message is yearning inside you? What is something you know deep in your soul? Don’t look for someone else to describe it. You do it. Write it down. Write it as a poem, a sentence or even just a string of words. Just make sure you get it to paper.
(Author: Michael McFadden)
“Tell me what you know…”
When I think of the universe, all of its wonderment, all of its beauty, all of its pain and struggles, I know nothing. I am unequal to this task of knowing. “In the beginning”…what, when, how? What was before the beginning? Is the answer simply God, Yahweh, Creator, Source, Higher Power or whatever word I have forgotten? Who or what else is out there to which we have not connected? My knowledge, the world’s knowledge is ineffective, inadequate. We live in a state of blind faith, blind chance. Truthfully, I believe we are basically “all unknowing”; “all un-powerful”.
We have evolved over time and hopefully we will continue to evolve for the better. Change is all around us. Change is the only constant (Heraclitus). We are in flux. We flow, always forward, whether we choose it or not.
So what exactly do I know?
Every day we all create…
consciously or unconsciously,
good or evil,
love or hatred,
kindness or cruelty
acceptance or rejection
encounters or avoidance
happiness or suffering
peace or war…
This is our humanness. The choice is ours. What will I choose today? What will you choose today?
I want to live today in a conscious state; to do good for someone because of my love for life; to be kind so as to promote acceptance; to create encounters which lead to happiness; and to feel inner peace.